Zest and Herbs

Shredded vegetable and grapefruit salad with Peanut-soy dressing

I’ve been making a lot of cabbage salads lately. Not out of any great desire for them, but more because cabbages are cheap so I buy them and then need … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book review: Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking by Maangchi with Lauren Chapman

Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking was published in May last year, and I’ve been putting off this review since I got hold of the book in June.  It’s the first cookbook … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oven-baked pork and kimchi spring rolls

Normally if a cookbook were to swap authentic spring roll or wonton wrappers for filo pastry, it would be so you didn’t have to go hunting for the right ingredients. … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book review: Rosa’s Thai Café

Over the last couple of months I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging to refocus and think more about what I want to be putting into Zest and … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Korean bulgogi-style squash

Doing my cookery course and then over Christmas, I haven’t had a lot of opportunities for to indulge my passion for Korean food and trying out new recipes, so it’s … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Book review: Meera Sodha’s Made in India

Broadly speaking I think there are three ways of treating a cookbook, perhaps reflecting the reader’s confidence on the subject.  The first way is to do everything the book tells … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

What to do with an octopus!?

I bought an octopus this week. It was something I’ve eaten before, in the South of France with lots of garlic mayonnaise and a selection of other fruits de mer … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

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